Honoured Guests

Who is İsmet Kırpınar?

İsmet Kırpınar (born in 1954, Erzurum) graduated from Ataturk University, Faculty of Medicine in 1979 after he finished Horasan Primary and Elementary School and Erzurum Highschool. He practiced at Narman Health Clinic for a while. He completed his residency in Ataturk University. He worked at Adana Mental Health and Diseases Hospital and at Erzurum Numune Hospital. He became a psychiatry associate professor in 1992 and also became a lecturer in the same year. He was appointed as professor in Ataturk University in 1997. He served as a manager and as a member in many vocational and social organizations besides administrative duties such as chief physician, vice-dean, head of Ethics Board. He participated as a president and as a moderator and as a speaker at various congresses based on psychiatry theme. He has books and more than 100 publications accepted by scientific journals publised in domestic and abroad. He is currently head of the Department of Psychiatry in Bezmialem Foundation Univercity.

Who is Hasan Yazıcı?

Hasan Yazıcı was born in 1945, Istanbul and graduated from Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine in 1969. He completed his residency on Internal Medicine and Rheumatology in Albert Einstein Medical Center (Philadelphia), 1973 and in Nebraska and Creighton University (Omaha), 1974 in order. He founded the Department of Rheumatology in Cerrahpaşa Faculty of Medicine when he became an associate professor in 1978. Yazıcı became a professor in 1988 and maintained his tasks as the head of department until his retirement (2012). He has contributed to many scientific articles, rewievs and books. He is a member of national & international sociaties and foundations such as The Science Academy Society of Turkey, Academia Europaea, American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). He earned TUBITAK Science Award (1993), Sedat Simavi Award (2002), Research Award from Istanbul Chamber of Physicians (2008), Meritorius Service Award from EULAR (2012) and Service Award from Bayındır Health Group (2013). He is currently a private physician, the head of the Istanbul University Ethics Board and the editor of LER (Letter to Editor, Rheumatology) that is an internet magazine. He is globally known for his researches about Behcet’s Disease.